The Rangers have reached an agreement with pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. It’s a minor league deal and its completion is pending a physical, per MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan.
Considering that Guthrie turns 37 years old in April and is coming off of an ugly 2015 season, so it’s not surprising that Guthrie had to settle for a minor league deal. Across 24 starts and six relief appearances with the Royals this past season, the right-hander posted a 5.95 ERA with 84 strikeouts and 44 walks in 148 1/3 innings. He led the league with 29 home runs allowed and was left off the Royals’ postseason roster.
The Royals declined a mutual option for 2016 worth $10 million back in November, which sent Guthrie into free agency.